Ankle Training for Basketball

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Published on 08/08/2012 by

A basketball players feet are extremely important. Every single movement a player makes on the court is initiated through their feet. Here are a variety of exercises we use to improve foot/ankle strength, mobility, and proprioception. This will lead to fewer injuries and better performance on the court!

We don’t do all of these exercises every workout. We pick a few and rotate them. Some are geared more towards strengthening the feet, while others are more focused on improving the mobility of the ankle. We begin with the most basic exercises and progress as the player’s feet become stronger. We always make sure to perform our barefoot exercises on an appropriate surface (cautious of impact, slipping, etc.).

CAUTION: please perform these exercises at your own risk. Thanks for watching! .

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Pure Sweat is a basketball training company that offers a variety of products and services to players and coaches at every level. Drew Hanlen is the CEO of Pure Sweat and an NBA Strategic Skills Coach & Consultant that counts Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), Andrew Wiggins (Minnesota Timberwolves), Dwight Howard (Houston Rockets), Jordan Clarkson (Los Angeles Lakers), Zach LaVine (Minnesota Timberwolves), David Lee (Boston Celtics) & countless other NBA stars as full-time clients.

Alan Stein is the owner of Stronger Team. Alan brings a wealth of valuable experience to his training arsenal from over a decade of extensive work with elite high school, college, and NBA players.

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10 comments

  • A T-mac 6 years ago

    Is it ok to do these bare footed or better with shoes ?

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  • RiceQube 6 years ago

    Great video with lots of different exercises. Not too sure about that song
    though..... :/

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  • Xenas 6 years ago

    Wats the name of the song bro

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  • Tenzin Bhutia 6 years ago

    Should i be doing this if my ankle is hurting?

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  • SimpleHumman 5 years ago

    Great variety of ankle strength training!

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  • Gee Bennett 5 years ago

    whats a preferred number of reps i should do just for a beginner and whats
    the name of all the exercises listed

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  • Akra Sthenics 5 years ago

    Killer calves , i love them <3

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  • tonyatmidnight 5 years ago

    What are you using at 1:40 and how do I get a pair? Thanks ... great vid.

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  • nithish chandra mukkollu 5 years ago

    This is nice

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  • Trol Trolko 4 years ago

    Hey, my friend had some good results with theSoaringBaller programme (just
    google it). Was pretty sweet seeing his results...

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